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Friday, June 9. 2023
Back from a lengthy sabbatical, our pal in Maine at Sippican Cottage
Fires: In a 2020 ProPublica article, journalist Elizabeth Weil pointed out that California officials have turned the state into a tinderbox through years of fire suppression.
I am against fire suppression. It is unnatural.
Climate change didn’t cause Canada’s wildfires - Lightning has been starting forest fires for millennia
Had the wind been different, nobody would have noticed. Canada always has fires.
Rigorous new study of studies finds that lockdowns, not COVID, caused the destruction
INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS SAY U.S. HAS RETRIEVED CRAFT OF NON-HUMAN ORIGIN
Well, it does tend to take your mind off other things...
After Affirmative Action, Meritocracy?
What is merit?
WSJ: Is Religion Good for Your Health? Studying the health benefits of religious activity involves special challenges, and researchers are developing new methods to meet them
Not what it's for
Is Remote Work Really the Future? Workers may be heading back to the office for five days a week sooner than they think.
Is Remote Work Here to Stay?
You May Not Need an Electric Vehicle After All
Liberals Try to Undermine Tucker Carlson's First Successful Twitter Show, But It Backfires
Why the hate? I don't know his politics, but he is entertaining and clever
Trump Attorney Alina Habba Reacts to Indictment: “It’s Just Another Normal Day in Trump World..."
It is obviously political lawfare.
The Leftist Knives Are Already Coming Out for Potential Democrat Spoiler Cornel West
California Takes a Big Step Towards Legalizing Shoplifting
Armed employee shoots woman who was pistol-whipping coworker
San Francisco Police Record Viral Video Saluting the Pride Flag
Why Are So Many Younger Americans Okay with Big Brother Monitoring Their Homes?
Sanctuary Cities Seethe as Illegal Immigrants Actually Arrive
MOMS FOR HATE?
Kids subjected to bizarre nude performance at 'all ages' Oregon State drag event. The event included a demonstration of 't*tty weight lifting.'
STATE DEPT PUSHES LGBTQ ‘PRIDE’ EVERYWHERE EXCEPT MUSLIM WORLD
Maryland Democrat Says Muslim Families Sided with ‘White Supremacists’ for Flagging Sexual Material in Class
A Church Grows in Brooklyn - People say immigrants like my parents do the jobs native-born Americans don’t want to do. Keeping the faith is one of them.
Academic journal editor faces cancel attempt for allowing debate on transgenderism
Ukraine: How Does This End Well?
I could do it
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'Back from a lengthy sabbatical, our pal in Maine at Sippican Cottage'
Lifelong celibate Protestant here. Spent a recent weekend with the Shakers in New Gloucester. Always time well spent.
Thank God I'm a New Englander.
The UFO or alien craft story is very strange. On the one hand the whistle blower is "beyond reproach" and thus should be believed. But on the other hand he gives us nothing to believe except a wild ass claim. I believe that in his official act as a whistle blower he breaks laws requiring him to keep official secrets, secret. Having done that why not go the extra step and describe or otherwise offer something to prove his wild ass claim? He's thrown his reputation and future into the trash with what he has done why not give us something of substance? The obvious answer is that he doesn't have it. He doesn't have anything except his unproven claim of something or other. Why? Why would any person with such an unblemished reputation disregard his oath and offer up wild claims and then provide zero proof?
I can only think of two possibilities:
1. He has gone mad.
2. He is doing this for other reasons possibly even at the request of the government.
Yeah, it's all BS. You're right, if you're going to blow the whistle, why not bring some real evidence to the table?
Red State does active control burn by highway with livestock nearby.
Animals rock with the oblivious just don't give F attitude.
Alien visitors will slice and dice them into perfect chops but none will be left behind.
Legalized theft up to $900 in CA so why not go and grab that amount, choose wisely, rooftop Koreans always optional.
Bwahaha! Pearl clutching as the replacements find common ground with the deplorables.
This is good.
From what I can tell, most drag performers are gay men so I have to wonder why they're so adamant about performing for children.
Electric Car (Tesla X) isi marvelous: great acceleration; free charging for lifetime of car at Tesla. Room for 7. Fun and fume-free. I'm keeping the air pure for your kids (and mine)
The other end of your charger plugs into a unicorn’s butt?
How do you feel about the kids in Congo? There is no and never has been a free ride. Someone, somewhere pays the price.
"Early research in 2020 indicates that working at home resulted in productivity gains of about 13 percent. Many never want to go back to the office—in another survey, 65 percent of people said that they would like to work remotely all the time. Now some workers are even counting on it, having moved out of commuting distance from their jobs."
For kids, "remote work" was terrible tragedy. Teachers liked it.
From Silicon Valley, word is that those who don't return to their jobs can look for new jobs elsewhere. Musk is only the bell-ringer for other CEO's.
The problem is, companies are not run for the purpose of the employee's satisfaction, it's the other way 'round. How well does the garden grow when it's tended from your home office? That's the problem.
Quality and productivity suffers, mostly because interpersonal communication is compromised. People that are working together in the same physical space have an entirely different communication mode. Not just warehousing or stocking shelves, where physical presence is fundamental, but projects work that is mostly intellectual, anything requiring planning and engineering, anything requiring cooperative efforts, measurement metrics or assessment of human performance.
You can do a lot by virtual presence, but you will miss all the subtleties that will make a perceptive competitor the winner - and without the subtleties, Quality control degrades with the consumer ultimately being the one who will suffer.
Why should my town bail out the failure of dems on illegal migrants?
The answer to that question is two fold.
1. Relocate to an area out of reach of the insane Marxists.
2. Financially strangle every single federal program by any means necessary and establish only necessary and useful programs locally.
This man served in the Civil War AND WWI
Because they want you to eat bugs. . .
Only one sausage per month for everyone!’ German Nutrition Society recommends over 90% reduction in daily meat eating– to combat global warming
I think that the goal of the Democrats is to make half of Americans into second class citizens. If you don't agree with what the schools have become then they declare you to be domestic terrorists. If you turn out to vote in record numbers for your president they stop the count at 3:30 AM so that they can stuff the ballot boxes with millions of fake votes. If a conservative politician is so popular that they threaten the chances of the next installed left wing puppet into the White house then they indict him with 38 felony charges all of them essentially the same act just worded 38 different ways to impress the jury. We will be allowed to vote but they will count the votes. We will be required to pay taxes but they will use that money to give free stuff to the first class citizens and your replacement citizens. They will create a system reminiscent of the way Great Britain treated the Irish and the Scotch who were literally second class citizens of the UK. There were Irish and Scottish traitors who enabled this just as there are Republican traitors enabling the Obama/Biden/Soros presidency. To know your future, look at history.